On This Day
Discover events that happened On This Day including famous birthdays and notable deaths. Each day we highlight famous people, past and present, who have impacted our world. Browse sections by selecting the links below or click the calendar to view events on another day.
Events on This Day
Clergyman John Harvard dies, leaving his library and half his estate to a local school, which becomes Harvard College.
John Steinbeck, author of The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men, wins the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The sitcom Mork & Mindy, featuring then little-known actor Robin Williams, premieres on ABC.
Singer Roy Orbison loses his eldest two sons when his house in the Nashville suburb of Hendersonville burns down.
After just 23 years, Bill Gates' Microsoft becomes the biggest company in the world, valued at $261 billion on the New York Stock Exchange.
Born on This Day
Born: September 14, 1879
Birthplace: Corning, New York, United States
1973 | 40 years old
1849 | 86 years old
Entrepreneur, Songwriter, Singer / 1983 - 2011
Amy Winehouse won five Grammy Awards for her 2006 album Back to Black, and is remembered for songs like "Rehab," "Back to Black" and "Valerie." She died in 2011, at age 27.
Born: September 14, 1983
Birthplace: Southgate, London, England, United Kingdom
Occupation: Entrepreneur, Songwriter, Singer
Television Actor / 1936 -
Actor Walter Koenig rose to fame in the 1960s as Mr. Chekov on the television series Star Trek. He has reprised his role in several film adaptations of the show, including Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
1936 | 77 years old
1965 | 48 years old
Died on This Day
Film Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor, Singer / 1952 - 2009Patrick Swayze was a Golden-Globe winning, beloved actor, as well as a singer, songwriter, and dancer, who died of pancreatic cancer in September of 2009.
Died: September 14, 2009
Age: 57 years old
Place: Los Angeles, California , United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Theater Actor, ...
1927 | 50 years old
1638 | 30 years old
Film Actress, Princess / 1929 - 1982
A highly popular film actress in the 1950s, Grace Kelly starred in movies such as Dial M for Murder and To Catch a Thief. She married Prince Rainier III of Monaco.
Died: September 14, 1982
Age: 52 years old
Occupation: Film Actress, Princess
1851 | 61 years old
1901 | 58 years old
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